The concentration process of the slaughterhouses is largely due to the “Wholesome Meat Act”, which came into force in 1967 and laid down standards for all slaughterhouses, including with regard to hygiene, the inspection of slaughterhouses and the environmentally sound recycling of slaughterhouse waste. The first smaller feedlots with around 2,000 animals emerged in the 1950s, while larger feedlots with over 10,000 animals were established in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The regional concentration process essentially took place between 1960 and 1978. At the same time, corn and millet cultivation for fodder purposes was expanded in the southern states in the Great Plains area. Today, the Great Plains form the spatial focus of cattle fattening.
Washington DC – center of power
The political center of the USA is the federal capital Washington DC, the seat of the president, the federal government, the congress and important international organizations. The cityscape is mainly determined by its numerous representative buildings, mostly built in the historicizing style.
Washington is part of the densely populated urban belt in the northeast of the USA, which extends from Boston in the north via New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore to Washington in the south and is therefore also known as “Boswash” (an abbreviation for “from Boston to Washington”). The city lies on the Potomac, at a point where the river widens sharply and becomes, as it were, an extension of the widely branched Chesapeake Bay. Unlike its neighboring cities, Washington is not an industrial center, but is determined almost exclusively by its capital city function and the administrative headquarters of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) west of the White House. For more information about the continent of North America, please check softwareleverage.org.